Celiac disease can occur at any age

Claiming that celiac disease is defined as a disease of the small intestine of unknown exact cause, which occurs as a permanent allergy to the proteins called gluten in foods such as wheat gluten, barley, rye and oats in genetically susceptible individuals. dr. Ömer Faruk Yolcu gave information about May 9 World Celiac Day. exp. Dr. The passenger said the exact cause of this disease, which affects children and adults for life and can occur at any age, is not clear.

“Genetic and environmental factors are effective”

Emphasizing that the disease is not seen if wheat and wheat products are not included in the diet due to gluten, Uzm. Dr. Ömer Faruk Yolcu: “Rice and maize are cereal group foods that these patients can consume. It is useful to give breast milk for a long time and to start with extra nutrition when giving breast milk. Environmental factors such as viral infections, smoking and food additives are thought to have a negative effect on the onset of the disease.

“Attention to anemia, fatigue and bloating”

Noting that most patients do not have typical symptoms, Dr. Dr Ömer Faruk Yolcu continued:

“Anemia, fatigue, gas and abdominal bloating, discomfort, osteoporosis, infertility are now more common. Special blood tests are performed for the diagnosis of celiac disease. If these are positive, a duodenal biopsy is taken and evaluated. The diagnosis is made when changes compatible with celiac disease are detected in the biopsy. Other problems caused by celiac disease, which goes undiagnosed and treated for a long time, are autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, intestinal lymphoma. It is ensured that the sick person does not ingest gluten and that the missing vitamins are administered.

“Diet should last a lifetime”

Providing information on the gluten-free diet, Dr. Dr. Ömer Faruk Yolcu, “Gluten-free diet is not to consume all foods containing wheat, rye, barley and oats. Corn, potato, rice, soy flour do not contain gluten. Compliance with the diet improves the quality of life and complaints. This diet should last a lifetime. Celiac testing should be done in people with first-degree relatives with celiac disease, unexplained diarrhea, bloating, gas symptoms, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, vitamin E or K deficiency, osteoporosis, hypocalcemia, unexplained liver tests.

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